Monday, May 20, 2024

Goodbye Johnny Depp: Timothee Chalamet is Edgar Scissorhands in Super Bowl Commercial with Winona Ryder


And just like that, Johnny Depp is gone. He’s been replaced as Edward Scissorhands by Timothee Chalamet as his son, Edgar, in a Super Bowl commercial for Cadillac. Winona Ryder, who was in the original film, is back and narrates as Kim from the Tim Burton movie. They were smart to get Burton on their side here. He says in a quote: It’s rare when a work you’re proud of continues to live on and evolve with the times, even after 30 years. I’m glad to see Edgar coping with the new world!” (Burton’s fee or royalty was no doubt substantial.)

Depp is hereby erased. His scandals and lawsuits with ex wife Amber Heard have done him more damage than all the crappy movies he made over the last 20 years. Ironically, his “Lone Ranger” box office bust co-starred Armie Hammer, now eating his heart out that his own career is cooked.

The winner in all this is Winona, who’s had a career Renaissance with “Stranger Things.” She was canceled herself years ago, quite unfairly, and now she’s back. What a nice end to the story.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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